Resources for Students

Thompson Rivers University has one of the largest Indigenous student populations among BC post-secondary institutions.

TRU offers services and supports designed to enhance Indigenous students’ post-secondary experiences. The School of Nursing works closely to promote on students’ strengths and connect with academic, personal, social, cultural, and financial supports, as needed, to promote their success in nursing.

The of Nursing aims to build inter-cultural understanding, providing culturally inclusive and responsive education with a focus on Indigenous research and practice including recruitment, retention, and success of Indigenous students.

Feel at home here

You are not alone in your journey at TRU. Situated in the heart of south-central British Columbia and surrounded by the rich cultural tapestry of numerous First Nations, Thompson Rivers University is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.

We understand the importance of community and connection. Many of our students hail from the local region, representing diverse Indigenous communities such as Secwépemc, Dakelh, Tŝilhqot’in, St’át’imc, Okanagan, Nuxalk, Nlaka’pamux, and include those with Métis and Inuit ancestry. However, our commitment to inclusivity extends far beyond regional borders. We enthusiastically welcome Indigenous students from across Canada and around the world, recognizing the value of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Our university is more than just an academic institution; it is a supportive community that values and respects the unique cultural backgrounds of each student. TRU continues to build a robust network of supports and services designed to enhance your educational journey. Whether you are navigating academic challenges, seeking cultural connections, or pursuing personal growth, we are right here for you.

Our commitment to Indigenous students is unwavering, and we strive to create an environment where you can thrive academically, culturally, and personally. You are not alone in your journey at TRU—we are here to support you every step of the way. Explore the opportunities, connect with the community, and embark on a transformative educational experience with Thompson Rivers University.